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Vilsack: Rural poverty rate high; Farm Bill could help

posted on November 8, 2013

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USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says many farmers are doing well, but that's only one segment of the rural economy. He says unemployment and poverty is high among other rural Americans, and passage of a Farm Bill is important, because it contains new strategies and initiatives that would help improve the rural economy.

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